Production of the Chevy Corvette C8 sports coupe postponed until February 2020

Production of the Chevy Corvette C8 sports coupe postponed until February 2020

November 6, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

If earlier, the American concern GM, which owns the Chevy brand, planned to begin production of the Chevy C8 supercar by the end of 2019, now it seems that the conveyor will only be launched in February 2020.

The 40-day strike of the United States automobile industry union union strike, which stopped production at many plants in the US General Motors, was the cause of disruption in the supply of the Chevy Corvette C8 supercar. As part of a recent interview, an official spokesman for the concern said that production of the sports model would not begin until February 2020, after which deliveries of cars to customers would begin.

Rumors of the cessation of production of a new generation of Chevy Corvette supercar began to appear a few days after the US Workers Union (UAW) allowed a strike in September.

 At that time, GM officials separately noted that it is too early to talk about disruptions in production schedules of the new Corvette. In early October, it was reported that at the GM plant in Kentucky (USA), before the production of the C8, production of the Corvette C7 with a front engine was completed. And then the guys and GM reaffirmed their position that “it is too early to say anything about the problems with the production of C8.”

  Then, in mid-October, those who ordered the Corvette C8, delivery times for their cars began to shift by an average of one to two months. What turns out? The fact is that the concern must first complete the production of C7, close the plant for conversion, and then begin production of the new C8.

Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Chevy will introduce a fully electric version of the C10 truck. The presentation of the American pickup, which received a vintage look and a fully electric powerplant, will be held at the SEMA exhibition, which is dedicated to tuning.